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security agency is on the defensive on multiple fronts. the nsa surveillance practices at home and abroad have been front page news afte after the leaks from nsa contractor edward snowdon. now, bills are in the works in the house and senate that would rein in the spy masters. tonight on inside story we'll take a closer look at the nsa since 9/11, including its mission, it's practices, and it's future. but first this background. >> director keith alexander. >> reporter: demand for intelligence gathering reform are growing on capitol hill over the wake of revelations of massive information gathering. there has been crafted buy partisan legislation to end the collection of puck phone records and the government only focus on foreigners who pose threats. 12 years later the continuing disclosures of nsa surveillance has pushed them to try to rein in the broad sweep of intelligence gathering. appearing on pbs last night. >> there has to be a balance between privacy and security. the nsa and their supporters in the congress have said let's forget about privacy. let's forget about civil liberties.
to get the nsa whistleblower to testify. an investigation against us spying activities from this new development ahead. on capitol hill a group of senators claim they are pushing legislation to deal with concerns over nsa surveillance. but critics say their efforts fall short. you can actually make things worse. putting more coming up and in chicago the us is biggest jail is also its biggest mental health facility. over thirty the prison's inmates have mental illness. how did this happen. read more on that later the show a new. it's friday november first five mins in washington dc and sam sexton you're watching our two. then we begin with breaking news out of los angeles international airport for around nine thirty this morning a gunman walked in the terminal three at the airport pulled out his soul rifle and opened fire and continued firing his gun through the security screening screening era area making it fairly far into the airport before he came under fire from long portion officials and was taken into custody. there are reports of multiple injuries. another report that one tsa
nsa programs that included spying on foreign leaders in a house intelligence hearing today. in the testimony, national intelligence director james clapper and nsa director keith alexander says data collected was provided to the nsa by other country's intelligence agencies. this hearing is chaired by michigan congressman mike rogers. [inaudible conversations] >> i'll only accept the decorum and only those recognized to speak. i'd like to welcome the first pam today, director of the national intelligence, james clapper, deputy attorney general james cole, national security agency director, keith alexander, deputy director of the nsa, chris england. following the first panel, moving immediately into the second panel of nongovernment experts who are very knowledgeable on fisa and privacy issues. today's hearing is an open forum to discuss potential amendments to the foreign intelligence surveillance act and possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled by the department of justice and the nsa. i hope that all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how propos
>> new fallout from the u.s. and scandal says the nsa hacked into cables used by internet giants of yahoo! and google. a new blow to barack obama's signature health-care reform after the troubled rollout of the website, announcing some americans already insured could lose the policies they have. and french football players threatened to go on strike over plans for a new super tax on the richest people in france. let's aw at this hour, star with the latest leak from former nsa contractor edward snowden. says theington post" national security agency has been hacking be data links that connect google and yahoo! around the world. laways the agency skirt the by collecting data from millions of local web users via underwater fiber-optic cables. kate moody explains. >> world leaders, foreign citizens, and internet giants, the latest victims of the national security agency's surveillance programs according to intelligence linked by edward snowden. the nsa has admitted to the program to access internet user accounts but described new reports that infiltrated yahoo! and google databases as
>> the nsa has been accused of spying on everyone from average americans to leaders around the world. there's word the agency has hacked google and yahoo, grabbing huge amounts of data. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> secretary of health kathleen sebelius said the buck starts with her and promises to fix the federal health care website in a month you. >> thousands of babies die in this country because their mothers do not have access to adequate health care. some suggest obamacare may reverse that trend. >> the red sox are word champions! >> for the first time in more than 90 years, the boston red sox win the world series in front of the fenway faithful. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayden. there are no allegations of spying by the n.s.a. >> documents have been obtained showing the agency used the september 11 attacks to defend its surveillance policies. >> in the 26 page document, the n.s.a. suggested talking points for officials, including after 9/11, it was determi
on the nsa and spying, and president obama trying to drum up some business for america. >> news today that syria has taken a major step forward toward eliminating it's chemical weapons stockpiles. organization for elimination of chemical weapons said that the country has destroyed the equipment used to make those chemical weapons. it comes a day before the deadline approved last month. more istanbul. >> the ocw said this was the most challenging mission ever undertaken by the organization. it's inspectors went to 21 sites. the remaining two were not verified by the inspectors because of safety and security concerns. what they did however was remove some of those items at the sites to be verified and inspected at another location by ocw inspectors. now, syria has met two key deadlines, but the most important one is yet to come, and this involves the destruction of estimated 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons stockpile. the ocw needs to prav syria's plan for destruction f >> witnesses about the u.s. strategy in syria. ambassador robert ford has testified before the foreign relations
intelligence james clapper james clapper,, deputy attorney the deputyes cole, director of the nsa, chris inglis. we will move immediately into the second panel of non- governmental experts knowledgeable on fisa issues. we will discuss possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled by the department of justice. i hope all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how proposals under consideration at congress would affect the nsa's ability to stop terrorist attacks. i am going to submit my statement for the record in order to ask some questions following the opening statement and your opening statements in relation to some of the news of the day to get some things clarified for the record. it will be important for the american people. .e do expect a vote we will hold as long as we can. we will take a brief intermission. there are only two votes. we should be able to recess or a short time and return. i will recognize any opening comment. for comingu, panel, here today. hopefully, we will get the facts on the table and let the american people understand what we do and how we do it.
. >>> if you believe your largely unaffected by the revelations about nsa spying on americans you may want to rethink that. chief intelligence correspondent katherine is here tonight with new information about what the government has been looking at that may belong to you. >> new documents including this sketch first published by the washington post alleged the nsa is breaking into the data strings of yahoo and google overseas collecting circumventing the national courts. the product identified by name musker is known as gchq. according to the post, entire data flows run ago cross fiberoptic cables are copied. >> they're after collecting information about a person. >> the nsa director denied the allegations with a equalle fire his agency does not break the law to harvest data from companies. >> this is not nsa breaking into any databases. i don't know what the report is. i can tell you we do not have access to google server, yahoo. we go through a court order. >> the internet companies denied knowledge of the alleged break ins. with google chief officer saying we have been long concerned a
it town. >> reports that president obama knew the nsa was spying on angela merkel. and leaders head to washington to discuss the spying. >> syria plans to destroy chemical weapons with a watchdog overlooking. >>> rock'n'roll fans remembering influential punk pioneer lou reed. [ ♪ theme ] >>> welcome to al jazeera america. ever since the federal health care website went on line this month it's been plagued by problems. now there's a new glitch. the data hub is down - halting online enrolment. that hub, going down sunday, verifies applicants' yoists and incomes. it's key. the problem was caused by a connectivity issue at a center operated by ver eyeson. they quote in a statement: >> well, the latest gaff is yet another head ache for health -- health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, who is set to appear before a committee to testify. the glitches are blamed for low enrol. sam say kathleen sebelius should step down if she can't fix the problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president has been poorly served with the implementation of his own signatory regulation. if someo
to hear about the tech giants and nsa spying. google says it's outraged. this is "around the world" on cnn. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael homes. thanks for your company today. welcome to our international viewers. >> waiting for the white house briefing, they'll respond to the latest nsa spying allegations and expect to comment on the problems with the obama care website. live as soon as it happens. keep a close eye on the white house. >>> we're all familiar with when you get on the plane, shut off your cell phone, turn off the gadgets, anything with a power button, turn it off. it's been that way for years but things are about to change. at least in the u.s. >> yes. federal airline officials made this big announcement today. just a couple of hours ago. looks like the airline's going to have to change the preflight videos. >> clear. insert mobile phones and electronic devices are turned off. if you're -- >> i love that little video there. delta, chris lawrence, reagan national airport. i'm one of the people in the back of the plane on my phone trying to get the last bit in here, if
an uproar here and abroad. tureous though the nsa tracked the conversations of millions of citizens and some leaders. german chancellor angela merkel had her phone tapped as far back as 2002. obama personally apologized to merkel, but there are still questions about whether he knew about the eavesdropping. >> welcome to the white house. >> reporter: when things go wrong president obama often grabs hold of the situation and works to correct it in a big public way. >> nobody is matter than me about the fact that the website is not working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> reporter: but this week he seemed overshadowed by the generals and leaders in his cabinet who instead took the heat. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: kathleen is h sebes endured nearly four house of questions in the white house. >> nothing that has been released has shown that we're trying to do something illegal. >> reporter: and it was a director of national intelligence james clapper and nsa chief general keith alexander fielding the tough questions about sur
. stephanie boswell, picayune, mississippi. >>> the nsa monitored 60 million phone calls last december. el mundo is getting the information from edward snowden. comes from claims that president obama knew about and improved spying on angela merkel. not true. house and homeland security, says the house should stop apologizing for the nsa, and dick cheney agreed. >> important to the security of the nation and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not only the united states but in france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk. the fact is they carried out spying operations against united states both the government and industry. >> a much different thought though from democratic senator jean sheheen. she called for the government to come clean about its surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral ription relationshipsh germany with mexico with the other countries where the suggestion is we've listened in. so i think we have repai
he takes office and a growing outrage over revelations how extensively the nsa has been spying both here and around the world. want to bringing in wolf blitzer out of washington. and wolf, first of all, this is an interesting situation. he is a republican and was covering the white house at the time in march of 2004 when he was the acting attorney general. this story is what a lot of folks talk about. he went to the hospital where that's where the attorney general ashcroft was. he was ill and comie refused to sign off on the domestic wiretapping program that was so controversial back then. there was a lot of pressure for ashcroft to sign and for comie to sign, as well. he said no, i'm not doing this and threatened to resign till he resolved the issue with president bush. now he says that the nsa and not the wiretapping but the spying is okay. that it's actually a reasonable thing to do. is he changing his tone here? >> not really because if you remember, i'm sure you do and a lot of viewers will remember, what he was really upset with and why he went to the hospital bed of then atto
. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the failure of the health care website. we have more on what she might say today. >> good morning. you know, kathleen
thoughts in a week it seemed fresh revelations from nsa whistleblower and it snowed also our friday panel of journalists reactive turkish lawmakers breaking the headscarf taboo in parliament. andy taxing times faced by french footballer whose bosses are threatening to strike over seventy five percent tax on wealth above one million euro loss of getting out of the leaders from james credence in our media watch second study art in the newsroom it's a low once again to not be a chart clarion calls levies on headlines they sound intelligence officials say they needed the pakistani taliban has been killed in a suspected us drones truck humans are causing to put a dent in the pas. this time in sentences that to be planning his funeral. the resistance from the syrian opposition peace envoy. he was against new delays in peace talks sharon's departure is the main obstacle to getting all psyched to the negotiation table. in reality he is in washington president obama for assistance be back later and said to finance a country suspected cause of the growing unrest that the war. yes this developing st
" says that the nsa has also broken into major communications links used by google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. "the post" reported the infiltration on wednesday based on documents obtained by former nsa contractor edward snowden. the reports say by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect at will data from hundreds of millions of users' accounts, this would include emails sent and received, as well as content such as texts, audio and video. the "post" says during the 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from the firm's private fiber network. the nsa chief general keith alexander has denied the allegations. he said the report is incorrect and that his organization obtains court orders before collecting necessary information. google and yahoo! user accounts through a court-approved process. the post's report suggesting other means could intensify criticism of the u.s. governm
of the nsa tapping into the massive search engines and how a cartoon with a smiley face is becoming a bigger part of the story. "newsroom" is back after a break. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. >>> it's a bit of breaking news to pass along this morning. the man behind the nsa leaks has found a job in russia. i'm talk beinget ward snowden and guess what he's going to do? guess what his job is? well i'll give you a hint. he's working, it involves computers, you' give you has hint. i'll let diana magnate tell us. what job did you find in russia? >> reporter: i wish i could give you the name of the company he's working for but we got off the phone from his lawyer an tolly ku kucharena but he says it's a major russian website and works tomorrow november 1st. it seems the lawyer has been consistently saying ever since he was granted asylum at the beginning of august he wants to lead a normal life, the
spying scanneddal president obama may order the nsa to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of american allies. this has congress considers legislation that would strip the agency of some of its powers i've settlement deal for jerry sandusky's victims, penn state agrees to pay out nearly $60 million to the 26 mena beused by the former assistant football coach. and one year later, remembering hurricane sandy. the super storm was one of the most damaging and one of the most expensive storms no ever hit the u.s. >>> welcome to al jazerra america, i am steff stephanie sa federal judge has ruled a restrictive abortion law set to go in to effect on tuesday in effect is uncons strungal. the ruling allows dozens of abortion clinch i cans to remain open in the state. >> reporter: even as antiabortion protesters rally outside of a texas abortion clinic in support of the state's efforts to restrict abortions. >> i am out here to express our conviction that human life is sacred in all its forms. >> reporter: inside those clinics, abortion providers are celebrating a legal victory that insures all o
europeans weren't the only ones cats in the dark over the nsa its practices secretary of state john kerry claims both he and the president and weren't aware of some of the things the nsa did saying the agency brand certain operations on autopilot. since they have the technology and ability to do so well contrast this with the statement by the nsa chief keith alexander who said his agency is told by a policy makers who despite how alexander pointed out that us ambassadors were also among those ordering the snooping when mcgovern who worked as a c i a officer under center different us administration says that president obama really didn't know what the nsa was doing. it would raise many important questions. in many ways it's worse for obama not to have known coach who's running the show nowhere does the buck stop. so equally bad is that you read it. and now this guy filling and this really didn't care that the train. the nsa chief steward shown to be very fast and loose with the truth alexander for warren and then clap for you it was the head of the intelligence apparatus to us admitted to
with washington's explanation of the nsa surveillance allegations germany wants edwards noted himself to shed some light on reports of its chancellor's the phone to be intact. she knew only in germany france and india. now stay the course of the united states is going to repeat itself. art is a roughly thirty latency speaks exclusively to an estate weeks reporter glenn greenwald who is skeptical but america will stop its surveillance anytime soon data behind the barbed wire art he travels to the notorious guantanamo bay detention camp for the military staff deny is that the facilities the dark reputation. meyer that biology torture and suicides is anywhere close to reality lol. what kept you up from our studios in moscow recapping the week's top stories this is auntie with the weekly now. a pakistani family that witnessed the c i a drone strike which killed in a grandmother. headed to washington this week to testify before congress party's candidate can was an emotional briefing where family members ask us lawmakers why their home was targeted in the deadly attack this was the first time apple vic
♪ >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. >> the nsa denies reports president obama knew about and approved the spying on germany's chancellor. >> after months held hostage farc frees a u.s. marine. >> syria submits a plan for getting rid of its chemical weapons three days before the deadline. >> remembering rock pioneer lou reed. the former velvet underground died at the age of 71, today. [ ♪ theme ] >>> international uproar over reports the u.s. spied on germany's chancellor is not going away. there are claims president obama knew about the phone taps and approved them - the white house says it is not true. we are getting reports that the eavesdropping started in 2002, before angela merkel was elected. >> this morning senator jeanne shaheen called on the nsa to come clear on the surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden, and secrets that are revealed are doing damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, mexico and other countries where the suggestion is that we've lisped in -- listened in. i think we hav
and around the world. we have great show for you today. we'll start with nsa spying and uproar it caused in europe especially. germany's former defense minister will explain what is going on there. and then the former nsa director will help us understand what america's spies are really doing around the world and michael bloomberg called the mayor of the world. with the election of his successor on hand, what lessons does bloomberg have to share with us? one of them, cities need rich people. he'll explain. and the latest weapon against bad guys. it's not a new fangled drone or bunker buster bomb. it's simply brittany. i'll explain. revelations about the national security agency and spying on foreign allied leaders has been embarrassing for the obama administration at a time when it hardly needs more bad news. is it more than an embarrassment? should it raise alarms abroad and at home? at first glance this is a story that is less about ethics and more about power. the great power gap between the united states and other countries even rich european ones. the most illuminating response came
't know. citing a u.s. intelligence worker involved in the spying operation, he said nsa chief keith alexander informed obama in person about the surveillance in 2010. the paper quoted the source as saying that obama did not stop the operation back then, but let it continue. the article said they increased the surveillance to include the contents of merkel's text messages. the agency then started tapping a new, supposedly bug-proof cell phone she acquired this past summer. media reports say obama apologized to merkel when she called him on wednesday. the president told merkel he would have stopped the bugging had he known about it. specs spokespersons for the nsa have denied the allegations. the agency said in a statement in beijing on sunday that nsa chief alexander never had talks with president obama about its spying activities on people, including merkel in 2010. a german weekly magazine has disclosed the details of allegations that u.s. intelligence services secretly collected information worldwide. the report says u.s. agents installed spying equipment at u.s. embassies and con
are located at the country's military bases and embassies around the world. "the washington post" said the nsa collected information from the google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. is they posted that the infiltration was on wednesday by edward snowden. and by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect data from hundreds of millions of user accounts, this would include e-mails sent and received as well as text, audio and video. the post says that during a 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from the firm's private fiber network. nsa chief general keith alexander has denied the allegations. he says that this is incorrect and that his organization gets court orders before collecting necessary information. the post's report suggests other means could intensify criticism of the u.s. government. >>> peek in charge of the fukushimas plant may find themselves working under different conditions. of
accusations of n.s.a. snooping. >> millions of americans set to lose aid as a result of federal budget cups. a find in the war of drugs. authorities shut down a tunnel between the u.s. and mexico >> a deadly storm system creating problems across the country as it dumps a foot of rain in some parts leading to severe flooding. . >>> welcome to al jazeera america. there are new revelations about just how far the national security agency has gone to spy on internet users. revelations that have reportedly led twitter to set up new types of enciption to protect messages from snoops, something google spent millions doing. facebook is trying to stay a step ahead. now the senate intelligence committee is set to tighten the rules. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give spec
. the capitol has been buzzing with high profile congressional hearings on nsa surveillance and the problems with the dare's rollout. in the halls of congress there's a heavy weight lobbying campaign under way to push comprehensive immigration reform. it's week applied by the chamber of commerce is forward.u.s. among others. it's a group founded by facebook's mark zuker berg. >> house democrats introduced their reform. we'll talk with congressman jeff denham, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border
. and secretary of state john kerry admitting that the nsa went too far in its spying program. ♪ >>> iraq prime minister spending another day in washington making the rounds today. he visits the white house. he is going to be meeting with president obama asking for help ending the violence he says has killed thousands of iraqis so far this year. mike viqueira is live at the white house. mike how can the u.s. help with this situation in iraq? >> there is no question there is a great deal of concern that iraq is sliding towards another civil war. the unitedations without a report today, more than 900 iraqis killed last month alone. among them, 852 civilians. another estimate has 5,000 iraqis killed since april as the country slides into more strife. the question is who is responsible? and this is his third day in washington and many believe this is not sectarian strife. many suspect that his forces are attacking sunnis, and a non-stop violence of sectarian violence continues today. not so says malaki. he says this is al-qaeda. what does he what from the united states? what can the united states d
to see this through. >> the problems surrounding healthcare.gov along with the irs, benghazi, the nsa have left president obama with an apa approv an approval rating at an all-time low. just 42% approve of the job he's doing.rating at an all-time low. just 42% approve of the job he's doing. 51% disapprove. and for comparison sake, president george w. bush fell from 72% approval in 2002 post-9/11 to 39% by the same point in his second term. and for the first time in the survey, the president's positive/negative rating is actually upside down 41% to 45%. but public opinion for the gop also sinking to an all time low, just 2 2% see that party positively. bomb al poll also shows republicans and the tea party took more blame for the shutdown than did the president or the democrats. the nsa is denying a new report out of italy this time that claims the agency spied on one of the world's most secretive institutions. italian magazine reporting the agency spied on cardinals at the v the vatican during the conclave. surveillance allegedly included phone calls to and from the guest house where p
the world. this has been making big news abroad. the directors of national intelligence and the nsa will testify on capitol hill today about u.s. surveillance at home and around the world. >> meanwhile, president obama has ordered a review of intelligence gathering outside of the country where as hala says, this has been big news, trying to calm what has become an international diplomatic storm. here's his take. >> that's why i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> let's bring in elyse la by the at the state department. here's the question that not just in the united states but outside of the united states people have. what can you tell us about president obama possibly ordering the nsa to stop spy ong leaders of allied states and did he know this spying was going on when it was indeed happening? >> well, in terms of what he knew and when he knew it, none of us really know. the white house is saying that president obama knew this summer when an internal review that was started revealed that this was happ
in asia; tapping into google and yahoo's internal networks. new reports on the breadth of n.s.a. surveillance stoke outrage at home and abroad. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this thursday, iraq's prime st vits washington asking for help to stem a recent spate of bloodshed. >> ifill: and while abraham lincoln is widely revered as the man who kept the union together, a new book looks at his little known legacy as a ground- breaking foreign-policy president. >> lincoln had to deal with a series of crises over the course of his presidency from france, from britain, from spain, even russian ships showed up off the atlantic coast. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of t
for the hour. more from game 5. world series coming up in a few minutes. >> a report reveals more about the nsa spying program. president obama faces questions from international leaders. the reaction from the white house and overseas next. >> and a company promises to crackdown on abuse as it prepares to go public. >> air and rail travel has been interrupted. thousands are without power. >> outrage over reports the nsa has been spying an world leaders grows louder by the day. president obama is ordering a review of spy policies. lawmakers in the house and senate plan to introduce legislation aimed at limiting the national security agency. it's expected to be called the usa freedom map. authored by a democratic senator and republican senator. the measure would hamper the nsa's ability to collect bulk phone records, provide restrictions against who the nsa can target and requires the government to delete information it collects accidentally. in an op-ed piece for the political.com, the sponsors write: >> the freedom act has a dozen co-spoon stores in the senate. >> the nsa is accused of listenin
with the latest in the nsa controversy. ambassador to spain, james costas it was called after reports of 60 medical spanish phone calls. >> the european union met behind closed doors. german parliamentians would like to know why they tapped chancellor angela merkel's phone calls. >> we are not considering our chancellor as a terrorist. therefore, i would say they have to think about or to reconsiderk . . . lz >> >> ? >> >>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie here are the top stories. a bipartisan group of lawmakers plans to introduce a bill that could strip the nsa of om of its powers. if passed it ends the agency's ability to bulk collect phone records and restrict who it can spy on. >> fighting in syria blocked u.n. inspectors from access to two chemical weapons facilities, a setback in an attempt to rid syria of chemical weapons. inspectors did not say whether the syrian rebels or the government was responsible for the delay. negotiations for access are under way. >>> abortion right supporters in texas are celebrating a legal victory after a judge found provisions of the aborti
"we don't know anything about this and in any case we don't have any concerns about it." the n.s.a. said -- >> the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that the n.s.a. has targeted the vatican published in it will italy's pano rama are not true. we now know that the spy agency has monitored the communications of 35 different world leaders along with many of the citizens in their respective countries. here to give us a little more insight on how the church was responding to the allegations, i was joined by jimmy aiken. i started by asking him how detrimental this was with u.s. relations with the vatican. >> i don't think they're particularly detrimental. the attitude that father lombardi displayed in his statement i think is pretty cal of what you would expect. -- pretty typical of what you would expect. the italian press is pretty rumor fed. you can't place any confidence in what it says normally. but in this case, we know that all the major world powers spy on all the other major world powers all the time. i don't think the report is particularly endowe
arrived in washington today and want answers concerning the n.s.a. spying program. >> a number of reports almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their out
denouncing n.s.a. spying. senators got a letter saying the business med dolls were threatened. the firm's leader favor a key part of the bill that would distance the industry from n.s.a. tactics, saying: >> for the first time an administration official is saying the n.s.a. overreached, john kerry speaking today admitted that the surveillance was out of bounds, saying: >> kerry said reports of n.s.a. spying on millions of americans are not true and praised the agency, claiming that it had prevented terrorist attacks. >> indonesian foreign minister said his country is deeply concerned about spying at embassies there. new reports say the consulates were used to collect electronic data. the foreign minister is asking the u.s. and australia to explain. >> the fact that we have certain countries may have certain capacities to gather information in the way that they have, that's one thing, but whether you would want to put that into effect and therefore potentially damaging the kind of trust and confidence that have been nurtured and developed over many decades and years is something that we m
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that killed a u.s. ambassador. >> accused nsa leaker edward snowden making new friends and maybe looking for a new home. germany maybe? >> and unearthed a drug tunnel between mexico and the united states that is so sophisticated, it is being called a supertunnel. we're going to take you on a tour. welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. welcome to our international viewers with us all week. >> first we're going to get to this, benghazi, libya, it was just last ept, four americans were killed in a terrorist attack. one of them the u.s. ambassador. >> today a lot of pressure from republicans in congress to hear directly from cia operatives who were in libya during the attack and also afterwards. so far they have not talked to congress. >> we here at cnn have reported the cia has specifically told those operators to keep quiet. drew griffin is with the cnn investigations unit. drew, first of all, excellent reporting on all of this. they're pushing back right now on what you're reporting. what are they saying? >> being complet
knew but a german newspaper report that claims he was told by the eavesdropping is wrong. nas -- nsa spokesperson, says, general alexander, head of the national security agency did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations chancellor merkel. the president reportedly apologized to merkel who grew up in east germany under the eyes and ears of the sassi. he said he would have stopped the bugging if he had known about it. lawmakers say new leaks from edward snowden about the u.s. intercepting phone calls from other officials are really hurting relations. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. so i think we have repair work to do. bill: brazil's president canceled a state visit over nsa leaks that indicated her phone calls had been listened to. bill? bill: what is the white ho
to prevent disaster from a similar storm. outrage over reports the nsa has been spying on being world leaders gross stronger today. president obama has he has ordered a review of the u.s. spy policies,.. >> their capacities continue to expand and develop. what they are able do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> the platest allegation involves spain. the nsa is accused of listening to 60 million phone calls. answering questions. this afternoon new complaints from president obama's own party, the head of the senate intelligence committee democrat dianne feinstein says she's totally opposed to the nsa collecting intelligence on u.s. allies. a european parliamentary delegation now talking allegations face to face. more from al jazeera shihab rattans irvnsi. the massive allegations in spain over the last few days. they did talk in general terms, anonymously, the white house is briefing the press on its side of the story when it comes to angela merkel's surveillance. the u.s. tracked millions of spanish phone calls, he repeated the nsa's surveillance programs are being examined.
the firm whose background checks helped nsa leaker edward snowden and aaron alexis get clearances. they are accused of failing to perform quality control reviews in its investigations of potential government workers. >>> check out the white house. it's getting beautified or boo-tified for halloween. lit up in orange and purple lights. decorated with jack-o'-lanterns and cobwebs. imagine if the white house is in your neighborhood. what are we going to get? >> a long security line. >> that's true. >>> coming up on "new day," we heard the apologies from kathleen sebelius, the vice president. why? obvious, the obama care website. they're pledging to get it fixed. the question, is that enough. >>> and the startling new accusation against the nsa. the agency says it was not peering into yahoo! and google databases. what it is not denying is raising more questions. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses
.s. spying on spain, nsa eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel's cell phone. for more than a decade, the white house claims, without president obama's knowledge. >>> u.s. ambassador to spain called on the carpet in madrid. today on capitol hill european union officials demanded answers from chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> i think confidence is damaged. we've identified some questions. therefore, we are -- have to work hard that confidence is established. >> what does this all mean for president obama's relationships with world leaders going forward. on six minute top cia officials talks about the fallout from the edward snowden leaks. >> this is the most serious leak, most serious compromise in the u.s. intelligence committee. >> because of the amount of it and the type. >> the amount and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after healthcare.gov went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems.
and nsa spying story. all of it coming by leaks by the former u.s. defense contractor edward snowden. tonight's revelations involve very big names in the internet and e-mail world. now big companies are calling for new privacy laws to stop u.s. intelligence agencies from breaking into their data overseas. for more on all of it we turn to our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the tech companies worry they are losing an arm's race with the nsa which nbc news confirms has been hacking into google and yahoo data centers around the world as fast as the company has put up firewalls. vacuuming up e-mail and phone records. google and yahoo data centers in all corners of the globe reach targets by data collection by nsa and british intelligence. as first reported in the "washington post" they found more documents leaked by edward snowden, hundreds of thousands of e-mails, search queries and other activity collected, decoded and filtered and possible intelligence targets transmitted to the n
and civil liberties oversight board discuss changes to the nsa's data collection and surveillance programs. and later the senate's back to work on a bill to end workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people followed by votes on judicial nominees to the u.s. district courts. >> the woodrow will soften center recently hosted a discussion with the chief of the international atomic energy agency, yukiya amano. he addressed his agency's role in the monitoring programs of iran, north korea and syria. his remarks ran about 50 minutes. >> good morning. welcome to the wilson center. a special welcome to our guest this morning, director yukiya amano of the international atomic energy agency, the iaea. i'm mike van diewns, executive vice president. modern technology kept our president and ceo, jane harmon, on the tarmac in new york city, rather, at laguardia airport for over two years ago this morning. she has just landed and will be here shortly and will make a closing comment. she apologizes, but we wanted to get started. the wilson center is a public very private i
to nsa leaker eric snowden, there has been eavesdropping. the e.u. envoy will arrive in washington. >> reporter: that's right, they'll be joined by members of congress, think tanks and telephone companies to discuss the surveillance of citizens. this is a delegation that had been organized some months ago. the european parliament had set up an inquiry as a result of the news from eric snowden. we are expecting some sort of emergency delegation of intelligence officials from both germany and france to washington in the next few days to have talks, but we're not sure when that is going to happen. as for whether they're going to get any joy through congress we heard that europe should be grateful for the surveillance, it's keeping europe safe. we're not sure what you all are complaining about. >> they have also said that the french and the germans spy on the usa so don't be surprised we do it to you. this is quite interesting. angela merkel, apparently she has been bugged, if you like, for years and years, but the nsa saying barack obama, he doesn't know anything about it. >> reporter
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